Kudos to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos on 40 years of ruling Oman and subsequently the economic progression & liberation of women that we all experience first hand.
And what better way to celebrate than partake in a holiday tomorrow to enjoy the happy occasion, however we all shall choose.
It's going to be both interesting & exciting to experience Renaissance celebrations this year in Oman, that's for sure!
We have friends taking advantage of the brilliant summer resident deals @ Muscat's finest 5* hotels; others have made the drive to Dubai for a change of scenery & the compulsory Ikea run (someone please tell me that an Ikea will be in the new mall near Lulu in Ghubra?!?!?!); while some have taken off to Khasab or Salalah.
And what are we doing you may ask? Today consists of:
- Sleeping in, blueberry pancakes & coffee.
- A few calls to friends & family back home***
- Visiting LeftBank for the obligatory Friday sundowner "cocktails & tapas" with some dear friends.
*** FYI - we switched from the God awful Omantel yesterday & took up Nawras' Wi-Max offer. The counters were choc-a-block but I can honestly say with my hand over my heart that Nawras service was still better than Omantel/Oman Mobile on their best day! Anyway, it seems that our VPN is now working again and we can make calls which is a God send :)
I'm going to be switching back to Nawras for my mobile too, it is service related as well as the fact that I like their logo & marketing campaign better. It's a girl thing ;)
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND FOLKS!